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Frank Morrow

Alternative Views is a public affairs program that produced 563 one-hour TV shows between September, 1978, and April, 1998. It's goal was to provide information and perspectives that either were not shown on the regular media or were greatly distorted by them. The show also provided a platform for other people to present their views and to play their documentaries that the Establishment media would not present. Alternative Views was distributed by mail to 85 cable systems that served over 250 cities and suburbs.

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483. THE MAFIA, THE CIA AND GEORGE BUSH (PART I) Former reporter for the "Houston Chronicle," Pete Brewton tells of one of the most momentous stories of the past 50 years and how it has been suppressed by the establishment media and the Congress. Pete's book "The Mafia, CIA and George Bush," shows the incredible complexity of the relationships in the operation of the destruction of hundreds of Savings and Loans at the hands of the CIA and the Mafia, stealing many billions of...
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126. (N) BOYS FOR SALE (PART I) The tragic and shocking abuse of boy prostitutes is discussed by Dr. Tom Philpott and former Editor of _The Daily Texan_, Mark McKinnon, who has written articles on the subject. Philpott has found that these children are frequently physically abused, even tortured and killed. Many of the men who participate in this "practice" are among some of the most respected people at the top levels of the U.S. corporate and governmental structures. We discuss...
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179. THE WAR GAME: THE REALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR We present the US television premiere of Peter Watkins' film "The War Game," a graphic portrayal of what would happen in the event of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The movie was so powerful and realistic that the BBC banned it from TV despite the fact that the film had been commissioned by the BBC and had won an Academy Award in l966 for best documentary. Although it has been shown in a few movie theatres in the US, it has not been...
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258. HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: WHAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCED Three short works are shown which reveal in powerful and touching reality what it was like to endure the atomic bombings in Japan. First is a 22 minute documentary, Hiroshima-Nagasaki," which contains movie footage in the cities after the bombs exploded. The documentary is so explicit and powerful that it was suppressed by the U.S. government for many years. Next is a short work containing the drawings of children and adults depicting...
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363. JFK ASSASSINATION UPDATE (PART I) Author of "Cover-Up," Gary Shaw takes us step by step through the shooting of John Kennedy and the subsequent cover-up. We provide updated information since our previous program with Gary in 1978. The show is highly documented with the use of films, slides, pictures and diagrams which thoroughly discredit the Warren Commission Report and prove that there was an elaborate conspiracy with many people and multiple gunmen. Run time: 59:35 Recorded...
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A snapshot of May 9, 1951 is shown, revealing how different the world is today from what it was over four decades ago. The medium though which this is presented is "Central Day" on KVOO, the annual day during which the Tulsa Central high school students took over all the production duties of the most powerful radio station in town. Because this was during the last days of the "Golden Days of Radio" when stations had large staffs which produce their own local programs of a...
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359. DEMOCRATS' DIRECTION: GROVER CLEVLAND OR FDR? Professor Thomas Ferguson, co-author of "Right Turn," discusses the 1988 presidential selection process, emphasizing who is supporting whom with campaign contributions. He also reveals how the candidates are controlled, and how these men and their organizations jockey for position to please the power brokers and the special elite interests. Recorded July 13, 1988 News: May 10, 1988; June 16, 1988 Copyright July, 1988...
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Author of _Cover Up_ discusses the JFK assassination with emphasis on the new evidence obtained by Congress and by himself through the Freedom of Information Act; also features startling blowups of photographs of the assassination. News: May, 1986 Recorded 1981 Gary Shaw film recorded July, 1978 Copyright July, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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306. THE BUSINESS OF HUNGER Featuring a shocking documentary provided by the Marynoll Sisters, the program shows how peasant farmers are forced off their land in Third World countries to make way for large landowners and multinational agribusiness. By using the land for export crops, people go hungry because the country can no longer provide food for all its people. Additionally, the dispossessed landowners are either forced to work on the big farms at low wages or to go to the cities where...
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516. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE UPDATE (PART I) See also: AV_517-AMERICAN_POWER_STRUCTURE_UPDATE-PART_II Here is the magnum opus: a two part series containing the most detailed presentation of the nature of the U.S. power structure ever seen on television. In addition to the material gathered by Alternative Views producer Frank Morrow, author of "The U.S. Power Structure and the Mass Media," the program contains relevant portions of previous programs with the following people and films:...
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543. HOLY TERROR (PART I) Through an interview and an incredible documentary we take a comprehensive look at the radical Christian Right and its efforts to take over political power at all levels of society. Through information provided by undercover agents and by monitoring of Christian Coalition TV programs, the documentary shows the strategies, the deviousness, and the dangers which these religious fanatics pose to secular society and civil liberties. We also review the book "Holy...
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30. MARX AND "SOCIALISM" TODAY: THE PROMISE BETRAYED? Svetozar Stojanovic, Yugoslavian writer and dissident, offers an eyewitness account of struggles to democratize Eastern bloc "socialism" and evaluates the ideas of Marx in the contemporary world. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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376. NOAM CHOMSKY SPEAKS OUT! America's outstanding radical intellectual, Chomsky discusses the ideological war waged by the Reagan administration against the American people, particularly within the framework of the situations in El Salvador and Nicaragua. He also evaluates the complicity of the mass media in these efforts. Chomsky maintains that because of widespread opposition to its policies, the Reagan administration regarded the US population as enemy territory, and had to resort to...
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390. JFK ASSASSINATION: THE CONSPIRACY (PART I) The two most popular people to have appeared over the years on Alternative Views can be seen in these two programs in our continuing series on the John Kennedy assassination---Gary Shaw, assassination expert and author of "Cover-up," and former CIA official John Stockwell. In this first program we focus on the nature of the massive and complex conspiracy to shoot the president and on how many individuals and organizations fit into the...
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475. AUSTIN'S "RODNEY KING" In light of the furor over the acquittal of the Los Angeles police in the beating of Rodney King, we review previous programs of the beatings of Austin's Chicano community activist Paul Hernandez. The video footage is shocking. Recorded Spring, 1984 News: September 4, 1992 Copyright September, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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365. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE: A FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S VIEW Former four-term Congressman Ron Paul describes the American power structure. As a member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Paul was in a unique position to see the inner workings of economic power and control of the country, and how this power translates into political power. Paul describes how, through the control of the Federal Reserve and the banking system, the American power elite is basically out of reach of the...
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175. LIES AGREED UPON: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS (PART I) Although George Seldes is one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he has been neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. In this three-part series we present the American TV debut of Seldes, who was a foreign correspondent from 1917-1939 and who published the alternative newspaper "In Fact" in the 1940s and l950s. Seldes wrote over 20 books and...
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534. AGAINST ALL ODDS Centerpiece of this program is a documentary about a visit by Americans to Cuba, showing the devastating effects of the US blockade on the country and the fighting spirit of the Cuban people who still believe in their revolution and who only want good relations with the US. Run time: 58:43 News: March, 1995; February, 1995 "Against the Odds: Cuba Resisting the Blockade" Copyright 1995 Copyright June, 1995 ******************************************* * Note: * The...
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One of America's leading radical intellectuals, Noam Chomsky of MIT--co-author of "Manufacturing Consent"--gives a speech on how the American people are highly propagandized and manipulated by the government and the press, so that the elites who control the US political and economic system can govern as they wish without democratic interference. He shows that the resulting US foreign policy has been to brutalize much of the world, particularly the Third World. Recorded March, 1989...
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468. MURRAY BOOKCHIN SPEAKS OUT! Our most famous contemporary anarchist speaks about America's problems and various things people can do about them. Speech recorded February 8, 1990, McGill Univ., Quebec City, Canada Bookchin speech copyright by Robert Craig, 1990 News Copyright June, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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321. THE CIA, CONGRESS AND THE PRESS A documentary is presented in which former CIA employees and other people who have written about the CIA tell of the extent of penetration of the mass media by the CIA and how the media are used by that agency to manipulate public opinion. CIA whistleblowers such as John Stockwell relate how these operations actually were implemented in various covert actions in which they were involved around the world. At the conclusion of the film, we look with John...
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454. SECRETS OF THE GULF From various sources we piece together three significant facets of the Gulf War which were ignored or distorted by the media. First is the history of the area, particularly the development of Iraq and its relationship to Kuwait; the legitimate complaints which Iraq had with Kuwait; and the various ways which the US may have manipulated Saddam Hussein in attacking Kuwait after installing Saddam in the first place and protecting him as a useful ally until the war started....
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153. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part I) Our three-part series on covert action, featuring former CIA official John Stockwell and Louis Wolf, co-editor of _Covert Action Information Bulletin_, begins with an overview of the general nature and activities of the CIA. We then discuss how the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act" and the Reagan executive order on intelligence agencies would promote media self-censorship and thus repress public scrutiny and criticism of intelligence (including...
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74. (NC) THE CIA: ON COMPANY BUSINESS We once again examine that dark, vicious world of the CIA -- the use of U.S. labor organizations, the overthrow of legitimate governments, providing arms to favored groups, covert use of the American mass media, U.S. torture schools and CIA torture supervisors abroad -- all resulting in great human suffering and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and in the maintenance of repressive regimes. Sections of the meticulously documented, award-winning...
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396. EMILE de ANTONIO TAKES US BEHIND THE BUSH Award winning documentary producer Emile de Antonio (See program #394.) gives us considerable insight into the history of George Bush and the type of person he is. Having a background which has placed him in relationships with upper class people, de Antonio has special insight into people such as George Bush, particularly Bush's experience of being in Skull and Bones at Yale. Emile also provides us with information about Bush's long term activities...
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The nation's most highly published writer on the American power structure, Dr. G. William Domhoff, spends two programs clearly describing how power is wielded, by whom, and for whose benefit in this country. The author of "Who Rules America Now?" and "The Higher Circles" weaves together the intricate economic, political and sociological aspects of the people and institutions which interlock to control the U.S. Recorded July, 1986 Copyright July, 1987...
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517. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE UPDATE (PART II) See also: AV_516-AMERICAN_POWER_STRUCTURE_UPDATE-PART_I In the concluding hour we provide the bases of elite control of the economic system through an interlocking network of stock ownership and shared directorates, especially by the ruling class banks and insurance companies. Next is an assessment of the distribution of wealth and income in the country. Then we analyze the place and function of the mass media in the power structure, finding that...
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316. THE PERFECT WAR: TECHNOWAR IN VIETNAM (PART I) In the first of a two-part series, we make an in-depth analysis of the Vietnam war with Dr. Bill Gibson, Sociology professor at Southern Methodist University and author of The Perfect War." The program proceeds at two levels: the first is the analysis of the basic nature of the war at the macro stratum of the planners--the politicians and generals--and the lowest level of the common soldier. The result provides not only a fresh, new...
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107. THE FORGOTTEN GUINEA PIGS: THE AGENT ORANGE AND A-BOMB TEST SURVIVORS AND YOU A heartwrenching documentary and interview exposes the nature and effects of the use of Agent Orange in Viet Nam. Dan Jordan and his wife, along with another vet, discuss their experiences with "unexplained" diseases and handicapped children. They also provide information about the Brotherhood of Viet Nam Veterans efforts to get the government to provide assistance for vets affected by Agent Orange. The...
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385. PREVENTING THE COMING ICE AGE The greenhouse effect caused by a combination of things, particularly the use of fossil fuels and the destruction of the rain forests, can cause warming of the planet, followed by a new ice age, according to a documentary. The film also shows scientific opinions that this ice age not only may come upon us quickly, but may do so soon, perhaps within seven years, with horrible results. The documentary also shows what we can do to counter the disaster....
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In the conclusion of this two-part series, Noam Chomsky takes questions from the audience. Inserted into this program is our presentation of an article from "The Progressive" magazine which shows the various techniques used by the press to distort information. Copyright April, 1991 ****************************************** * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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146. (N) THREE MILE ISLAND AFTERMATH Randy King, a resident of Harrisburg who experienced firsthand the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and who now participates in a coalition of anti-nuclear groups, reveals much information about the TMI accident and his own conversion to anti-nuclear activism. He talks about the coverup of information on the tragic consequences to the health of the residents in the area: the soaring rate of miscarriages, stillbirths and deformed children, with even greater...
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392. A WILD EVENING WITH PAUL KRASSNER (PART I) 60's Generation radical and political satirist Krassner provides us with the first of two programs containing his searing and insightful wit. One of the founders of the Yippies and editor of "The Realist," Paul uses his sharp humor to penetrate the fog and foolishness of contemporary America, showing how shallow the contemporary political comedians are by comparison. News: September 15, 1989, October 13, 1989 Recorded Summer, 1987...
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21. THE ROCKEFELLERS We feature a historical, economic and political analysis of the Rockefeller dynasty and the central role of its economic and political institutions in the national and international power structure. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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Dr. Davis gives the history of rape, particularly in its relationship to slavery and subsequent black history. She tells us about some of the black women who have been prominent (but unknown in White mainstream) leaders in the struggle against rape and racism. She also analyzes the rather tenuous relationship of the black civil rights movement with the women's liberation movement in regard to the subject of rape. Finally, she points to the low incidence of rape in Eastern European countries and...
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461. A POST-WAR TRIP TO IRAQ Bill Kelsey, an expert on the Middle-East, relates his experiences from a recent post-war trip to Iraq. Kelsey traveled widely in the country, observing the areas of destruction and reconstruction. His conversations with the people reveal some astonishing insights. Run time: 59:28 Recorded December, 1991 News: November, 1991 Copyright January, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no...
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167. MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT THE CIA Alan Francovich is producer and director of the most definitive film on the CIA--the acclaimed three-hour documentary (On Company Business)--which took five years to make and required massive, world-wide research. The movie has won prizes at international film festivals and has been shown in over 30 countries. Francovich tells how the US government and the CIA have harassed him and have applied pressure to restrict the movie's distribution. Francovich also...
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540. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART I) Former CIA officer and best selling author Agee discusses his history in the CIA, and the CIA harassment of him after he quit the agency and decided to write his first book, "CIA Diary: Inside the Company." He also discusses current events and other CIA operations. Recorded November, 1995 Copyright December, 1995 541. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART II) Agee's discussion...
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55. (N) "BIG D:" FROM JFK TO KKK This combination documentary and discussion of the history, present activities, and significance of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. includes a show and tell with the Klan newsletter and extensive video coverage and analysis of an anti-Klan rally in Dallas. Texas ACLU director John Duncan discusses the group. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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492. THE de ANTONIO LEGACY (PART I) The late Emile de Antonio was America's most outstanding maker of documentaries. These films have been presented in theatres all over the US and in much of the rest of the Western world. Although his documentaries have won much acclaim--including an Academy Award nomination--with one exception, his works have not been presented on television, mainly because they are quite hard-hitting and very political from a more radical point of view. His documentary on...
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440. POTPOURRI 14: NUKE DANGERS, MENTAL RETARDATION, STAR WARS This mixture of special reports and features includes the following: (1) a section on the dangers of nuclear power from Joan Harvey's documentary "America/from Hitler to MX;" (2) the cultural revolution of the 1920s, particularly as represented by Ragtime music; (3) a documentary showing how people with mental retardation live, cope with life, and can contribute to society when given a chance; (4) the negative opinions of...
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478. FED UP With economist Jack Hopper we review two books on the Federal Reserve, as we provide a close-up of this secretive and powerful organization. The books are "Secrets of the Temple," by William Greider, and "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve," by Eustace Mullins. The books show the history and incredible, unchecked power of the Fed to control the US economy, to effect the outcome of presidential elections, and to wreak havoc on the American people while enriching...
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373. ACCENT ON ANGOLA Cuba expert and member of the Venceremos Brigade, Kenneth Jones recently returned from trips to Cuba and Angola. Jones provides detailed information and insight into the history and current state of struggle by the government of Angola as it faces the U.S.-backed rebel forces and the American-supplied South African forces trying to overthrow the government. Interspersed with Jones comments are sections recorded from Cuban TV of three one-hour documentaries about the Cuban...
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357. JOHN STOCKWELL VIEWS THE ELECTIONS Former CIA official John Stockwell evaluates the candidates and issues in the 1988 presidential primaries and general elections. He and his organization--Association for Responsible Dissent, which is composed primarily of many former CIA officials and intelligence analysts--have had extensive interviews and forums with the candidates and their top officials. Stockwell also describes the suppressed information regarding George Bush, which, if it ever...
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48. (C) JOHN STOCKWELL AND THE CIA (PART III) John Stockwell introduces the documentary made about him by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau. The movie has been shown in several film festivals around the world and on TV in many countries; but the U.S. networks, including PBS, refused to show it. Consequently, our showing provides its American premiere. Next, we look at segments of three weeks' coverage by the TV networks of the situation concerning the Russian troops in Cuba,...
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362. A LIBERTARIAN PRESIDENT ??? Former Congressman Ron Paul tells us why he is running for President as a Libertarian. He analyzes the American "single party system" and shows why policies do not really change regardless of which of the two major parties is in power. He gives the Libertarian position on the significant issues, such as legalizing drugs and eliminating CIA covert actions. News: June 15, 1988 Recorded August 26, 1988 Copyright August, 1988...
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379. UNDER THE BUSH WITH THE CIA Former CIA official John Stockwell analyzes the CIA in relationship to George Bush and world affairs. Bush's history with the CIA is presented, and his attitudes toward handling affairs of state with covert actions abroad and curtailing dissent at home are assessed. John then reviews the CIA covert actions which are in progress around the world. He also evaluates the devastating effects which the CIA sponsored war in Afghanistan had on that country and its...
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Two examples are presented of how suppression of Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere continues. Professor and author Ward Churchill of the American Indian Movement discusses the framing of Leonard Peltier for murder, a situation popularized by the recent movie "Incident at Oglala." Next, an Indian activist from the Peruvian Amazon basin describes what is happening to the ecology and to the culture of his people as a result of oil exploration in his homeland. News Nugkuag...
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The lies of Rush Limbaugh are exposed; the historical background of US-Haitian relations is discussed; skits of Austin's satirical review group Esther's Follies are presented; and more of the Democratic radio jingles from the Eisenhower-Stevenson election of 1952 are replayed. News: September, 1994 Copyright October, 1994 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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539. BOUGAINVILLE: ANOTHER COLONIAL WAR A documentary made in Australia about the war being waged against the people of Bougainville who do not want further exploitation of the natural resources of their country which has resulted in massive destruction of the environment and quality of life of the native population. The film shows the levels of brutality and political chicanery to which the established powers will go to maintain the production and profits of their capitalist enterprises. News...
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16. VIET NAM AND CHINA Features slides of Vietnam taken by Chris Cunningham, who visited the area as part of a church-sponsored tour. We also explore the rapprochement between the U.S. and the Peoples' Republic of China, and discuss the China-Vietnam war. Run time: 59:31 News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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Rob Widdowson has thoroughly researched the Savings and Loan scandal. He provides a detailed picture of this complex situation of fraud and corruption, including CIA and Mafia roles in the scandal. Rob shows that, contrary to official estimates of the amount of the taxpayer bailout of the banks, the total bill will be at least one trillion dollars. Rob not only is extremely knowledgeable, he is a great story-teller. Recorded April 21, 1990 Copyright May, 1990...
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558. BACK THEN We look at some aspects of the US from the 1920s into the early '50s. First, there is a discussion about Will Rogers. Next is a brief recounting of some '50s phenomena which appear strange today. Finally, a touching and humorous documentary is shown about the Tulsa Central High school basketball team of 1951 and the presentation of thanks to its coach at the class's 40th reunion. Documentary: Copyright January, 1992 Copyright April, 1997...
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479. A CONVERSATION WITH ARUN GANDHI The grandson of Mohandas "Mohatma" Gandhi tells of his relationship with the great man and what he was like as grandfather. Gandhi also tells of the struggles against Apartheid by him and his parents while living in racist South Africa. Arun relates incidents of beatings and harassment at the hands of the Whites. He also talks about Indian history and politics, and compares the caste system in India with Apartheid. Finally, he tells about his...
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554. A SIGNATURE---AND FASCISM! The United States can easily be turned into a fascist nation at the stroke of a pen under the provisions of the Federal Emergency Management Act. What is being planned is cloaked in secrecy, but what has been revealed is frightening: suspension of our Constitutional rights; arrest of political dissenters without habeas corpus; and concentration camps, designed to hold millions of people, which are being readied all over the U.S. No approval by congress or state...
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348. NICARAGUA AND EL SALVADOR IN CONTRAST Kathleen Stockwell (John's daughter) made a trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua and shares her pictures and insights as she compares many facets of the two countries: economic development, civil liberties, treatment of war refugees; government assistance and programs for the people; and the attitudes of the people of the two countries toward their governments. She was able to talk with peasants as well as government and military officials. Kathleen also...
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In a two-part series, drug counselor from New York City Jack Schierenbeck tells of his tragic experiences in attempting to assist the drug addicts and people with AIDS. He also gives a macro view of the situation, evaluating the historical, sociological, psychological, economic and political factors in the "War on Drugs," including using the "War" as an excuse to whip up national hysteria and clamp down on civil liberties. He indicates that, although homo-sapiens has always...
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58. (N) IRAN: TWO INSIDERS' VIEWS In a stunning and emotional powerful program, an Iranian poet and political dissident vividly describes his incarceration and torture at the hands of the Shah's police -- SAVAK. Additionally, Lisa Radcliffe, who recently returned from an extensive trip to Iran, relates her experiences. She also shows the State Department documents which the students holding the hostages gave her, documenting CIA involvement and counter-revolutionary activity of the U.S. which...
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116. (N) FREE NAMIBIA In a shocking and moving documentary we see the terrible living conditions and racism under which the Black majority lives in Namibia and the growing resistance to white rule imposed by South African troops. Also, two guests provide us the latest information about the Namibian situation, particularly the action of the allied countries -- U.S. and South Africa. Originally aired: June 1980 Documentary "Free Namibia" Copyright, 1978 News: January, 1985 Copyright...
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438. NEW WAR, OLD WAR In addition to further evaluation of the Gulf (the new) war, we present a documentary on a war which has been going on for many years--the one in East Timor in which the Indonesians have wiped out at least one-third of the population of that former Portuguese colony which wrested its independence from the former colonial power, only to have the Indonesians invade in a brutal operation. Recorded February, 1991 Documentary: Copyright, 1988 Copyright March, 1991...
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Former CIA officer Agee evaluates the US role in the Gulf War. He provides some startling background and insights into the conflict, showing how the US manipulated the Iraqi leader into the invasion of Kuwait, thus providing the war which George Bush wanted. Speech recorded April, 1991 at MIT News: May 16, 1991 Copyright May, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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Two documentaries about what is happening in El Salvador--quite different from the picture painted by the regular media. The first documents the atrocities by the government, its army and its death squads. The second shows what happens to governmental and private aid to El Salvador. News: July, 1991 "Human Rights in El Salvador" Copyright August, 1991
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150. (N) LEONARD PELTIER: AN AMERICAN POLITICAL PRISONER A leader of the American Indian Movement, Leonard Peltier is serving two consecutive life sentences in federal prison for "aiding and abetting" in the deaths of two FBI agents. The highly controversial case has received great international interest, including human rights tribunals and Amnesty International, because of allegations of judicial and FBI misconduct: threatening witnesses, producing false evidence, perjury and...
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139. (NC) CIA UPDATE [1981] Former CIA case officer makes another appearance to discuss recent activities of the CIA. Particular emphasis is placed on the congressional bill and the executive order which remove previous restraints on the intelligence services and which will make it a felony to reveal their activities and personnel, resulting in the first official secrets act in the history of the country. Recorded February, 1981; November, 1986 Copyright November, 1986...
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Using film clips from the local network affiliates, the history and significance of the Ixtoc oil spill off the Mexican coast is presented. How the oil spill shows the complicity between private enterprise and politics and the primacy of profit in oil production is discussed by environmentalists and political theorists. The program closes with a rather heated discussion of the media handling of the disaster with one of our regular panelists and two local newsmen. Recorded September, 1979...
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556. UNDER SIEGE (PART I) English surgeon, Dr. Pauline Cutting, and Dutch nurse, Ben Alofs, went through almost unbelievable times in Lebanon during a siege of their Palestinian camp, Bourj al-Barajneh, by the Amal militia. For six months they tried to keep their hospital running despite starvation, disease and military attacks. People were reduced to eating cats and dogs, and finally were considering cannibalism before the siege was finally lifted. Cutting was nominated for the Nobel Peace...
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Reports and a documentary about various forms of rape: rape against women; a report of people of Eastern Europe who are trying to overthrow their governmental "rapists;" rape in the form of the exploitation and oppression of the working people of the world; and a documentary about the rape of the environment by corporations and the government in Montana. News: August 27, 1991 Sonia Johnson recorded May, 1984 "Shame on Montana" Copyright 1991 Copyright August, 1991...
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349. GUATEMALA: A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW (PART I) This two-part series provides us with a comprehensive background for understanding what is happening in Guatemala. It features a touching documentary on the history of the country, the genocidal terror which the government has been carrying out for many years, and the people's struggles to defend themselves and to improve their poor living conditions. One of our two Guatemalan guests is Dr. Arturo Arias of the Latin American Studies Department of...
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337. JOHN STOCKWELL: THE REAGAN REVOLUTION Former CIA official John Stockwell provides an analysis of the Reagan Revolution. He discusses the fundamental restructuring of the economy and foreign policy, and how Reagan accomplished this. Stockwell scrutinizes Reaganomics and shows how it has weakened the U.S. economically while carrying out an enormous transfer of wealth from the poor and middle classes to the rich. He also criticizes the Reagan record on civil liberties and the interventionist...
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24. (N) THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE Government surveillance, harassment of dissidents and the legislative attack on civil liberties highlight the program. Joining the regular panel are John Duncan of the Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties and a women's rights activist who talks about her FBI dossier. Also featured is a videotape of police brutality against demonstrators in Austin who were protesting boat races in their barrio.
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A mixture of presentations: news, imaginative short political works, particularly from Austin's video artist Kirk Hunter and the audio artists on Arrest Records' "The Oil War;" more on NAFTA, particularly on the Mexican non-enforcement of environmental laws; the Bush family reaping the rewards of the Gulf war by getting inflated Kuwaiti contracts; and Jack Hopper commenting on the huge mergers of cable companies with the telephone giants. News: October, 1993 Copyright Novemer, 1993...
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222. RACISM ON TELEVISION: A BRITISH EXAMPLE TV/film producer-director Chris Thomas, whose documentary on new technology at the workplace we showed previously (see #184," brings with him an insightful documentary which he made showing the nature and extent of racism on English television, using clips from documentaries, panel discussions, interviews and entertainment programs. The program, which was shown on the BBC's public access hour, created a furor, resulting in threats of lawsuits,...
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463. POTPOURRI 17: CIA & DRUGS, HIROSHIMA, ECOLOGY, POLITICAL VIDEOS This potpourri contains a story about a covert CIA operation in which many of the American participants were mysteriously killed; a moving documentary, which was suppressed by the US government for many years, about what the people endured during the bombing of Hiroshima; and short videos about the ecology and various other political subjects. News: January 31, 1992 "Possession of My Soul" Copyright January, 1991...
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470. ELECTION '92: THE HIDDEN SCANDALS Lanny Sinkin (see #469) presents information about the most outstanding scandals of the Reagan-Bush years--the October Surprise, Irangate, Iraqgate, CIA drug operations, the S & L debacle, the massive transfer of wealth from the lower classes to the wealthy--and speculates what effect they might have on the impending presidential elections, particularly since Perot was aware of these scandals. Recorded June 4, 1992 News: June 11, 1992 Copyright June,...
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503. DEADLY CORN A documentary produced by labor video activists in St. Louis shows the abusive and dangerous conditions of the workers in a plant in Illinois, and the struggles of the union members to ameliorate the situation. The documentary also reveals the interlocking relationships of the company, its supposed competitor, and the insurance company (State Farm) which supports the entire situation. Additionally, we provide more information on NAFTA. News: August, 1993; January, 1993...
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